I have a simple setup up at home with a vendor provided ADSL router and a few home devices I connect to it to connect to the outside world. I would like one of my devices to have a static internal IP address so I can use it as a server inside my house. I have done this by just setting up a static IP address on the particular device. This seems to work. However,
Does the dhcp server in the router somehow know about this static ip address or might it try to hand out that ip address to another device that joins the networks?